Oven-Fried Avocado Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Creme

by Erin

These oven-fried avocado tacos with cilantro-lime creme are my take on Mas Tacos Por Favor in Nashville, TN. Serve with a side of elote!

Oven-Fried Avocado Tacos with Cilantro Lime Creme
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During one of my most recent visits to Nashville, I went to a taco stand called Mas Tacos Por Favor and had the best fried avocado tacos. I enjoyed them so much that I had to figure out how to make them at home, or else I would have driven 3 hours from Memphis just to get some more (5.5 hours now that I live in Columbus, OH).

How to Make Oven-Fried Avocado Tacos
Cilantro Lime Creme

Oven-frying is my favorite way to cook chicken, so I decided to incorporate this method for the avocado and it worked beautifully. I couldn’t remember exactly what else was on the taco, but I improvised based on what I could remember or see in the picture I took with my phone and it came out pretty darn close. You can tinker with the amount of lime or sriracha in the creme to your preferred taste and heat level.

These tacos are also great served with a healthier version of elote (Mexican corn)!

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Homemade Oven-Fried Avocado Tacos with Cilantro Lime Creme

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Oven-Fried Avocado Tacos with Cilantro Lime Creme


Yield: 2-3 servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat



  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large, firm but ripe avocado (pitted, peeled, and sliced into 1/2-in wedges)
  • 1 lime wedge


  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp finely minced cilantro
  • Zest of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp sriracha, or to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Pinch salt


  • Six 6-inch white corn tortillas
  • 1 small radicchio, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • Cilantro, for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Arrange a wire rack on a large baking sheet; coat rack with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Pour the cornstarch and Panko bread crumbs on two separate shallow plates. Put the egg in a shallow bowl and beat until well blended.
  3. Squeeze the lime wedge over the slices of avocado. Lightly coat each avocado slice with the cornstarch. Knock off any excess. Dip the coated avocado into the eggs then coat with the Panko bread crumbs.
  4. Arrange avocado on rack; coat with cooking spray. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the cilantro-lime crème by mixing together all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
  6. Wrap the corn tortillas in a damp paper towel and heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Evenly divide the radicchio and red onion among the tortillas, followed by the avocado. Top with lime creme and cilantro. Serve immediately.
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Source: Tacos inspired by Mas Tacos Por Favor. Oven-fried avocado adapted from Avocado Fries and The New Way to Cook Light. Creme halved from Heather Christo Cooks.

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Post updated 6/19/22, photo above is the original.

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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life June 5, 2013 - 12:20 am

Yum yum yum!!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust June 2, 2013 - 8:22 pm

I am all over this!

Charlie Baker May 29, 2013 - 5:26 pm

I just made some tortillas from scratch for the first time. I can’t wait to add this recipe to one of my favorites.

natalie@thesweetslife May 29, 2013 - 3:50 pm

what an amazing looking meal!

Ashley May 29, 2013 - 2:21 pm

I’ve been wanting to try out fried avocado for quite a while, and this looks like such a great way to enjoy it! Wow!

Debra May 29, 2013 - 3:11 am

Love me some taco stands and oven frying is brilliant!

Yvonne @ bitter baker May 29, 2013 - 12:27 am

These look absolutely amazing! I’m definitely bookmarking and making this!!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 28, 2013 - 5:52 pm

Fried/baked avocado! I love that idea! The taco place you went to sounds like a gem! I love finding, new and unique items like this! Your tacos look fab, and the dressing perfect!!!!

sally @ sallys baking addiction May 28, 2013 - 2:48 pm

oven-fried… now that sounds amazing itself. Avocados, ciliantro, lime – I am love these flavorful tacos!

Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake May 28, 2013 - 12:12 pm

Ooh these look so good! What a great idea to oven fry the avocado!

vanillasugarblog May 28, 2013 - 11:41 am

you nailed this one!
great job Erin!

spiffycookie May 28, 2013 - 12:49 pm

Weee thank you!

Zainab May 28, 2013 - 11:10 am

I love these tacos!! Oven frying the avocados is a great idea :)

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 28, 2013 - 8:13 am

These look fabulous! Love those tacos!


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